What's in Name? For Carmen Bin Ladin, a Saudi Insider, Everything

(New York Times) Marlise Simons - Mrs. bin Ladin, who was born Carmen Dufour, to an Iranian mother and a Swiss father, acquired her name when she married Yeslam bin Ladin, son of one of Saudi Arabia's richest men. Soon after, she first met her new brother-in-law, Osama bin Laden. She has now chronicled her Saudi life in Inside the Kingdom. The book makes a fiery case against what its author calls the oppression and fanaticism that dominates much of Saudi society. Her unabashed conclusion: "The Saudis are the Taliban, in luxury."

2004-02-13 00:00:00

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